The intestinal flora influences adhesion formation around surgical anastomoses.

@article{Bothin2001TheIF,
  title={The intestinal flora influences adhesion formation around surgical anastomoses.},
  author={C G Bothin and Masaki Okada and Tore Midtvedt and Leif Perbeck},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={88 1},
  pages={143-5}
}
BACKGROUND Postsurgical adhesion formation is still a cause of postoperative morbidity because no satisfactory treatment or prophylaxis has yet been developed. The present study was designed to investigate the influence of the gastrointestinal flora on adhesion formation around surgical anastomoses. METHODS Anastomoses were constructed in germfree, conventional, ex-germfree and mono- contaminated rats (Escherichia coli X7 and Lactobacillus acidophilus La5), and adhesion formation was recorded… CONTINUE READING